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dc.creatorIdoate, Fernandoes_ES
dc.creatorLópez Calbet, José Antonioes_ES
dc.creatorIzquierdo Redín, Mikeles_ES
dc.creatorSanchís Moysi, Joaquínes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-04T08:02:07Z
dc.date.available2014-06-04T08:02:07Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203 (electronic)
dc.identifier.other582
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2454/10704
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To determine the volume and degree of asymmetry of the rectus abdominis muscle (RA) in professional soccer players. Methods: The volume of the RA was determined using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 15 professional male soccer players and 6 non-active male control subjects. Results: Soccer players had 26% greater RA volume than controls (P<0.05), due to hypertrophy of both the dominant (28% greater volume, P<0.05) and non-dominant (25% greater volume, P<0.01) sides, after adjusting for age, length of the RA muscle and body mass index (BMI) as covariates. Total volume of the dominant side was similar to the contralateral in soccer players (P = 0.42) and in controls (P = 0.75) (Dominant/non-dominant = 0.99, in both groups). Segmental analysis showed a progressive increase in the degree of side-to-side asymmetry from the first lumbar disc to the pubic symphysis in soccer players (r = 0.80, P<0.05) and in controls (r = 0.75, P<0.05). The slope of the relationship was lower in soccer players, although this trend was not statistically significant (P = 0.14). Conclusions: Professional soccer is associated with marked hypertrophy of the rectus abdominis muscle, which achieves a volume that is 26% greater than in non-active controls. Soccer induces the hypertrophy of the non-dominant side in proximal regions and the dominant side in regions closer to pubic symphysis, which attenuates the pattern of asymmetry of rectus abdominis observed in non-active population. It remains to be determined whether the hypertrophy of rectus abdominis in soccer players modifies the risk of injury.en
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dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen
dc.relation.ispartofPlos One, 2011, 6(4): e19022es
dc.rights© 2011 Idoate et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.subjectCross sectional areaen
dc.subjectTrunk musclesen
dc.subjectLumbar spineen
dc.subjectStrengthen
dc.subjectPlayersen
dc.subjectMRIen
dc.subjectWrestlersen
dc.subjectAnatomyen
dc.subjectSizeen
dc.subjectMassen
dc.titleSoccer attenuates the asymmetry of rectus abdominis muscle observed in non-athletesen
dc.typeArtículo / Artikuluaes
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversidad Pública de Navarra. Departamento de Ciencias de la Saludes_ES
dc.contributor.departmentNafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoa. Osasun Zientziak Sailaeu
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dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0019022
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0019022
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dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionen


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